Boris is on fire

The Telegraph

Boris Johnson is having a blinder. First he tunes up the yobs on buses and now he is tuning up the unions on trains:

New driver-less Tube trains will lead to cheaper tickets and challenge the power of “hardline union bosses” , Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, will say today.

Ahead of the mayoral election in May, Mr Johnson will pledge never again to buy a tube train with an old-fashioned driver’s cab as long as he is in charge of the city.

Londoners have been plagued by 23 tube strikes over the last four years Mr Johnson has been in office, as drivers demand better pay and conditions.

In a speech on his campaign trail, Mr Johnson will ask residents for “new mandate to automate the tube network”.

He believes half of London’s line can be automatic within two years, with drivers replaced by “train captains” in charge of supervising the trains.

“It is time to move forward with ‘train captains’ with all the efficiency benefits at will bring, and absolutely no loss of safety,” he will say.

“It may be that some hardline union barons will object, as they have traditionally objected to many technological improvements.

“But I am convinced that most members of London Underground’s workforce will see the merit of what we are doing.”


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